I Promise

I promise,

You’re not the things that broke you,

Or the things that didn’t work out,

All the tears you cried

When you’ve been filled with doubt.

You’re the smile on your face,

The dimples in your cheek

Every hello

That you breathe,

To all the strangers that you meet.

You’re all the times

You held your head high,

And all the times

You’ve had to say goodbye.

You’re made of so much beauty,

But you always forgot

When you said

That you’re defined

By all the things you’re not.